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Review: Discombobulated: Therapy Sessions Part 4

DISCOMBOBULATED: THERAPY SESSIONS PART 4

Leaders come in all shades and colors. There are those understanding people but cannot lead those individuals to do work. Then there are those who understand through discipline, as I used to see in the military, where they think that you should listen to them because of their position. Transition to civilian life often is difficult for these people as they soon find out that ordinary citizens could care less for who they were and definitely not for who they are.

Then there are those whom we call “non- confrontational politicians”. These people tend to often cower at the first sight of standing up for anything. Needless to say, they often make horrible supervisors but are rampant in every workplace one can think of. In the sixth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, we find that our protagonist hates confrontation, a flaw which has caused him more damage in his personal life.

We find David back at his therapist’s office talking about how his latest relationship with Annie. It seems to be a pattern of looking for toxic partners. He divulges that he faked his own death to get out of his relationship with her. David’s therapist brings to light the fact that his recent act of faking his own death reveals a substantial fear of confrontation. By story’s end, David’s therapist shows him that though Annie traumatized him that it also paralyzed his social life.

Overall, an intriguing chapter which shows just how much of a drain relationships can be. The story by David F. Walker is interesting and amusing. The art by DJ Parnell is outstanding. Altogether, a story that shows the scars relationships leave long after they are over.

Story: David F Walker Art: DJ Parnell 
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: Let the Pandemic Special Shine a Light on Me

DISCOMBOBULATED: LET THE PANDEMIC SPECIAL SHINE A LIGHT ON ME

Our current reality is something we only imagined in a piece of fiction. For those who saw the movie Contagion, did we really ever believe it could get as bad? Then things took a nosedive leading to a pandemic.

We find ourselves in a real-life version of that movie and similar stories. Choices have become a bit more difficult. We find ourselves as both protagonist and antagonist in our real-life comedy/drama. Everyone is left to make choices both hard and possibly detrimental. In the latest story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David survives the pandemic

We find David, coming to terms with people’s opinion about the strip and whether to continue, which he finally concludes, it doesn’t matter, he should be heard. He reasons out with his therapist that his behavior and his role in each of his relationships is the cause of his stress, leading to a night of sleeplessness. As the pandemic sets in, so does his mind, as he struggles to distract himself, and like many of us, boredom becomes the struggle.

Overall, another great installment that definitely delivers. The story by David F. Walker is heartfelt. The art by Quinn McGowan is astonishing. Altogether, an arc that holds a mirror up to our unusual normal.

Story: David F. Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: Discombobulated: The Develop-Mental Years

DISCOMBOBULATED: THE DEVELOP-MENTAL YEARS

Every hero has an origin story. Not everyone is tragic or realistic, but there is always a spark somewhere and sometime. Some of their stories start when they are already the people you know them to be. Take, for instance, the last season of Ray Donovan, where we found how he came to be and what lead to his sister’s death.

We find out just how much of a deadbeat sad Mickey was to his kids. We find out just how Ray had to grow up so fast and become such an evasive enforcer. The introspection gave viewers empathy and relevance. In the twelfth story arc of the hilarious and relevant Discombobulated, David F. Walker takes the reader to the scene of the crime.

We find David, in another argument with Annie who insists he has changed which both infuriates and scares him and where he has a hilarious interlude where he argues with himself. As we are taken to his formative years, where he had had a more naïve view of his identity, one that infuriates his teachers, but a fight brings bigger light to the racial disparity in his school. We are taken back to the present day, where David’s therapist shows him that despite his efforts to talk the issues through this comic, it has come at a greater cost. By story’s end, David realizes that some of his issues stem from the fact he never really got to know his father

Overall, an excellent chapter to the webcomic series. The story by Walker is sincere. The art by Quinn McGowan is extraordinary. Altogether, this arc shows just how much Walker is willing to show his readers.

Story: David F. Walker Art: Quinn McGowan
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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